View Poll Results: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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  • Yes, in accordance with the US-Italy extradition treaty.

    27 27.55%
  • Yes, she should be imprisoned somewhere, but maybe in the US.

    2 2.04%
  • No, Americans shouldn't be extradited to foreign nations even if they're guilty.

    12 12.24%
  • No, she isn't guilty.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    I just found this article that appears to show that exactly what took place in the case in Italy is possible in a US courtroom.

    Motion for a judgement of acquittal

    Now, I'm no lawyer, but that seems clear enough i.e. that a court may set aside an acquittal and call for a retrial. Can anyone tell me why this is different to what happened in Florence?
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I think where it gets confusing for Americans is that in Italy both parties can appeal a verdict. Even if they had been found innocent at the very first verdict, the prosecution could have appealed. The trial isn't over until all appeals are exhausted. As far as I know, when someone is acquitted in the US system, that's the end of it. The prosecution has to accept defeat and the trial is over. Not so in Italy.
    It's certainly a different system. However, the SC never never called the verdict for either side. That's the mAin problem for Knox.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    It's certainly a different system. However, the SC never never called the verdict for either side. That's the mAin problem for Knox.
    They haven't issued the final ruling yet, no. That's the next step in the process. If they confirm the guilty verdict, then extradition may be officially requested. Although there is some speculation that Italy might not even bother to request it.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    They haven't issued the final ruling yet, no. That's the next step in the process. If they confirm the guilty verdict, then extradition may be officially requested. Although there is some speculation that Italy might not even bother to request it.
    They don't want another round of American Legal experts-left right and in the middle, slamming their piss poor procedures



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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    They don't want another round of American Legal experts-left right and in the middle, slamming their piss poor procedures
    I don't think the Italian system itself is flawed. I like the idea of being able to retry someone if brand new incriminating evidence comes to light. I like the idea of their three level appeals process. The problem with this case is not the system, but the level of incompetence that was evident all through the entire process. From the initial investigation, the botched forensics, the questionable police interrogation techniques, the character assassination made worse by the media's abject obsession with Amanda, the borderline mentally unstable prosecutor, etc... It was a combination of factors, a perfect storm that resulted in two people convicted on practically zero evidence.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    If the Italians have honored their side of the extradition treaty, there may not be much of a choice.



    Putting aside whether the Italian justice system passes muster (by my notions it doesn't), the whole process was marred from the outset by questionable police action (undertaken to compensate for a lack of objective evidence). Even the best justice systems can be sabotaged by questionable police action.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I don't think the Italian system itself is flawed. I like the idea of being able to retry someone if brand new incriminating evidence comes to light. I like the idea of their three level appeals process. The problem with this case is not the system, but the level of incompetence that was evident all through the entire process. From the initial investigation, the botched forensics, the questionable police interrogation techniques, the character assassination made worse by the media's abject obsession with Amanda, the borderline mentally unstable prosecutor, etc... It was a combination of factors, a perfect storm that resulted in two people convicted on practically zero evidence.
    that is a very good summation.



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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    I don't think Amanda Knox should be extradited, but not because of the reasons listed in the poll.

    Nations which have outlawed capital punishment generally won't extradite for a capital offense without a guarantee that the prosecutor won't seek the death penalty, so I don't see why we should honor Italy's double jeopardy.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I don't think Amanda Knox should be extradited, but not because of the reasons listed in the poll.

    Nations which have outlawed capital punishment generally won't extradite for a capital offense without a guarantee that the prosecutor won't seek the death penalty, so I don't see why we should honor Italy's double jeopardy.
    the Italian argument holds no water. we have a convicted criminal who was also convicted of the murder of the British Girl who has no real connection or concordance of interest with Knox and her italian boyfriend. That alone casts almost fatal doubt on the Italian theory. Hatuey noted on this (or the thread I started about Knox) about what is the most likely scenario.



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